FX Photography Policy

We love having pictures of all of our amazing community members having fun and rocking out! However, it’s important to remember that people come to FX to dance, and don’t want anything to get in the way of their enjoyment of that. To help maintain a respectful relationship between photographers and dancers, we have created this Photography Policy.


For Photographers:

 1) No Disruptive Flash Use. Avoid direct flash as much as possible and don’t use flash if the overall light level is very low, making the flash disruptive to the dancers.

2) Respect Dancers’ Privacy. If they don’t want their photo taken, do you best not to capture their likeness. Seek some kind of consent if unsure. Delete photos if requested to do so shortly after taking them by the subject of the photo. If requested to do so long after you have taken the photo, take time at a future date to find and delete the image.

3) Don’t Encroach on the Dance Space. Give dancers space as needed. Don’t chase people around unless you have their consent. Generally limit your photo taking to dancers who dance on the edges of the dance floor.

4) Avoid Being a Paparazzi. Limit photos taken of a couple at any single time unless the dancers have specifically requested photos or permission has been expressly granted. Following a dancer or couple around for an entire dance is likely to make dancers feel uncomfortable.

5) Respect the “No-Photo” Wristbands.

6) Rights. Photographers retain all rights to their photos, with the following conditions:

a) For those photos they choose to publish, Fusion Exchange is granted a limited license to use those published photos (with credit given) for promotional purposes.

b) For the lessons, video is limited to personal use. No commercial use without permission of the instructors.

c) Photos taken can’t be knowingly sold to stock photo agencies.

d) FX Logo is the property of the Fusion Exchange.


For Dancers:

1) Use of the No Photo Wristband. If you do not wish to be photographed, please request a no-photo wristband at the registration desk.

 2) Communicating Your Boundaries. If someone is photographing you too much, not respecting your wristband, or coming in too close, respectfully ask the photographer to back away. If, after asking a photographer to stop taking pictures of you, the photographer continues, please seek out an on-duty Fusion Exchange Manager to speak with the photographer.

 3) Requesting Photos be Deleted. If you would like a photo taken of you to be deleted, ask the photographer immediately after the photo was taken, or as soon as possible afterwards. It can be difficult to expect people to go back and find a photograph taken a long time ago. If the photographer refuses, seek out an on-duty Fusion Exchange Manager to help you.